MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 July 2008 

Mont St Michel

Get global with fellow alumni

Whether you seek leisure and luxury, education and discovery, or simply a window into a new culture, the Marquette Alumni Association travel program will not disappoint! Learn more about these exciting destinations for 2009:

Spain - Barcelona & San Sebastián, March 30-April 10
Swiss Alps and the Italian Lakes, May 17-25
China and the Yangtze River Discovery, May 27-June 8
Amalfi - The Divine Coast, July 8-16
Cruise the Legendary Rhine River, Aug. 15-23
Normandy, Sept. 21-29
Treasures of Tanzania, Sept. 28-Oct. 8  


Visit MU Connect for details. Questions? Call Alumni Holidays International at (800) 323-7373.

  • A glimpse of what’s ahead
    The Class of 2012 got its first taste of college life at PREVIEW in June, when incoming
    freshmen and their families came for campus tours, small-group sessions, socials and
    an overnight stay in the residence halls. See the slide show.
  • The MUAA welcomes new volunteers
    The Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors welcomes new
    members Maureen Bergan, Arts ‘92, Patrick Klein, Bus Ad ’99, Diana Mathis, Comm ’03,
    Elizabeth Miller, Eng ’01, Jim Milner, CPS ’03, Gina Maier Ryan, Arts ’63, and Diane
    Scheetz, H Sci ’04. Lisa Flynn Ross, Bus Ad '95, is the new board president, following
    2007-2008 president Jim Rand, Ph.D., Bus Ad '63.
  • Buzz’s BBQ a smashing success
    Nearly 2,000 fans flocked to campus to enjoy a Texas-style barbecue hosted by Buzz
    Williams, the new men’s basketball coach. Read more and see photos from the event.
  • Big changes at the Haggerty Museum
    The vision of director Walter "Wally" Mason is bringing a new look to the Patrick and
    Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, including the first major re-installation of the permanent
    collection in nearly a quarter-century.
  • School of Education becomes a college
    Education grads can now call themselves alumni of Marquette’s College of Education.
    The change to college status allows education majors to start education classes as
  • In the news
    The Chicago Tribune and dozens of other media outlets nationwide ran an Associated
    Press story
    about how Marquette administrator Stephanie Russell inspired the Boston
    Celtics’ motto. Opus Dean of Engineering Stan Jaskolskialso received prominent
    coverage in a Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profile headlined "Engineering MU’s
    Future." The Journal Sentinel highlighted the College of Engineering again on July 3 for
    its "Engineering for Young Women" program.

What are your classmates up to?

Breaugh Amadio wedding

Breaugh-Amadio wedding

Joe Amadio, Bus Ad '03, and Laura Breaugh, Bus Ad '03, were married on May 24, 2008, at St. Richard's Church in Saint Louis, Mo. Full Note

Margaret (Healy) Graham, Sp '81, Grad '85, has been named department chair of World Languages at Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago, Wis. Full Note

Madsen Family

The Madsen Family

David Madsen, Eng '07, and Cheryl Madsen welcomed their son, Evan Dimaquibo Madsen, into their family on April 21, 2008. Full Note

Tom Lorsung, Jour '60, has launched a Web site of nature and wildlife photos, Full Note

Bowman Rajca wedding

Bowman-Rajca wedding

Caroleen (Cea) Wheeland, Bus Ad '90, and her husband David welcomed their second child, Tanner Jacoby Wheeland, December 11, 2007. Full Note

Amy Bowman, Eng '03, married Brian Rajca at Gesu Parish on July 21, 2007. The couple honeymooned in Barcelona, Italy and France. Full Note

What Are YOU Up To? Submit a Class Note TODAY!

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Alumni Reunion WeekendWho's coming to Alumni Reunion Weekend 2008?

Does your class year end in a "3" or an "8"? Don't miss your class reunion July 25-27 on Marquette's campus. See which of your old friends are coming and make plans to head to Milwaukee for the celebration of the summer.


AMUW Vegas NightFeatured Events

Want to see what events are happening in your area?
Check out the Event Calendar and register online.

Ethnic Alumni Association Brunch

Date: Saturday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Location: John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, Milwaukee, Wis.

Giants vs. Brewers in San Francisco

Date: Sunday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Welcome Father Wild to the North Woods

Date: Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Minocqua Country Club, Minocqua, Wis.

Seattle-area Mass, Brunch & Summer Send-off
Date: Sunday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Home of Jim Rand, Mukilteo, Wash.


A Day at the Races in San Diego

Date: Saturday, August 23 at Noon

Location: Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego, Calif.


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